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It's Never Too Late to Take Up Arms

Here's an excellent article on Reader's Digest Australia about Fellowship members Mike, Ann and Laura.

http://www.readersdigest.com.au/never-too-late-aug-2014

Three years ago, museum curator Mike Pickering was browsing a local newspaper’s What’s On column when a nearby medieval fair caught his eye. “I said to my daughter, Laura, who was 14 going on 15, ‘Let’s go and see the nerds.’ I remember that distinctly because I have suffered for it ever since.”

The weekend fair, put on by a historical re-enactment society called the Ancient Arts Fellowship, featured sword-fighting displays, medieval craft demonstrations and jousting. “Everyone was having great fun. We spent hours there and, as we were getting ready to leave, Laura said, ‘Dad, I want to do this.’” Mike and his wife, Ann, said yes: “Anything to encourage an interest, especially something active and outdoorsy, not just computer games.”

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